Physiological Measurements during Respiration Cycle of Neiyang-gong

Author: Sumi T//Machi Y//Minamitani H
Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University (Yokohama, Japan)//Department of Electronics, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo Denki University (Tokyo, Japan)
Conference/Journal: J Intl Soc Life Info Science
Date published: 1999
Other: Volume ID: 17 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 318-324 , Word Count: 112

Neiyang-gong was developed at Beidaihe Qigong Rehabilitation Hospital. It is said that regulated respiration plays a major role in Nei Yong Gong. In this paper, we hypothesized that physiological changes during Neiyang-gong depend on the pattern of the respiration cycle (inspiration --> expiration --> stop). In order to compare the physiological changes between the qigong master and normal subjects, we made normal subjects breathe with the same pattern as the Neiyang-gong, his R-R interval radically increased. In contrast, with normal subjects, so such radical increase was observed during the respiration. These results suggest that the physiological change during Neiyang-gong is not attributable to the pattern of the respiration cycle alone.